The British government announced on Wednesday that after the end of the Brexit transition period, British cats, dogs and other animals must bring health certificates to enter EU countries from January 1 next year. After the end of the transition period, the UK will also leave the EU Customs Union and the Single Market.
After January 1, British favorite pets, cats and dogs must have “passports” to enter the EU, including guide dogs. Their owners have to go to the veterinarian 10 days before entering the EU and issue a 4-month health certificate. Pets can only enter the EU from designated places, which is to facilitate the inspection of documents. In addition, they also need to wear an electronic chip and ensure that they have been vaccinated against rabies, and some countries will require it to be dewormed. These measures also apply to Northern Ireland.
However, the British government said that the policy of EU member states for pets entering the UK or Northern Ireland will not change immediately on January 1 next year.